After a year of hard labor, Jiangxi’s first electric formula car made its public debut at Nanchang University after being built by a team of dedicated students.
Twenty-three-year-old Qiu Song, a postgraduate student of the Nanchang University who has previously taken part in the design of formula cars before, led a team of 30 students studying different majors to design, build and test the fully electric car.
Despite the high cost, Qiu and his teammates used carbon fiber to make the vehicle due to its strength and lightness.
It’s reported that the vehicle has cost approximately 137,000 yuan to build.
According to Qiu, they are preparing for Formula Student China Competition which will be held on November 3 in Shanghai.
“Compared with traditional cars, it has far more advantages, being more energy efficient and less noisy.” Qiu said, “While programming and installing it, we did our best to be innovative.”
By Lucy Liu
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